Double Murder Case Underway

The trial for an eastern Kentucky man charged with two murders is underway.

John Wayne Collins is accused of killing his first cousin, Steve Collins in October of 2004 in the Roots Branch Community in Clay County.

He was charged with Christa Gayle Wilson's death nearly a year later.

Investigators say the two cases are connected.

Collins' trial was moved out of Clay CountY, and it is taking place in Bowling Green.

He could face the death penalty if convicted.


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  • by tim Location: manchester on Oct 11, 2007 at 04:41 AM
    This man needs . the chair
  • by Brittany Location: Clay County on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:46 AM
    I think he *should* get the death penalty, and he will never be forgived for what he did.. WE miss u Crystal..
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2007 at 07:52 AM
    How many others has he either killed or had killed? He should NEVER have been out on the streets.
  • by Mr. O Location: KY on Oct 10, 2007 at 06:44 AM
    I agree with c 100% Less talk and more action! There should not be a death row in prisions, just a short hallway to the chair!
  • by c Location: fkt on Oct 10, 2007 at 05:15 AM
    These murderers, if found guilty by a jury of their peers, should be executed immediately! Not sit in jail for 20 yrs appealing the decision! Until the justice system opens their eyes are starts getting rid of these scums, then the prison will be overflowing and draining taxpayer dollars! Other countries do not have the crime rate we do because they carry out their sentences quickly and decisively! Wake up America! Criminals are draining our resources, especially murderers! As stated, if they are found guilty, then get rid of them period! Stop listening to the so called professionals who say this will not deter crime, they are fools! IT WILL DETER CRIME, IT WORKS WELL IN OTHER COUNTRIES! And it can work here too, if we get rid of organizations like the ACLU! I hope this man gets what he deserves, DEATH, but I'm not going to hold my breathe, this is the USA, the home of the sorriest judicial system in the world! We are so humane, we punish the victims not the criminals!
  • by Kim Location: Frenchburg on Oct 9, 2007 at 04:05 PM
    He should had never got out the first time. Thats the system for you. Are they gonna but up a bond. There should never be a bond on death. Because you can not put a price on someones life.
  • by Fred Location: Essie on Oct 9, 2007 at 06:09 AM
    He deserves more than that for killing Crystal. (our niece)
  • by SANDY Location: LONDON on Oct 8, 2007 at 06:13 PM
    HE DESERVES THE DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING STEVE COLLINS.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 at 05:34 PM
    it is about time!

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